Are bleached eyebrows coming back? Because I am NOT doing that again.
Let me take you back to a dark and mysterious time I’d like to call the fall of 1997. A young and not-quite-sartorially-together Miss Plumcake was a college freshman with peroxide red hair and bleached eyebrows.
Let me give you a complete list of people who thought that was a good idea:
- Makeup Artist Kevyn Aucoin in his book Making Faces (he said it would open up my face)
- Me, at the time.
Let me give you a list of people who thought that was a good idea and were right.
But it was everywhere in the September issue of Vogue.
(Gingers can be tricky, so I looked up Marton Dorfler’s catalog. He definitely has eyebrows)
I’m so glad Amber Valletta is still working. If you want to see how models have gotten so much thinner in the past 20 years, just look at Amber Valletta’s early covers. Not a sunken eye socket or hollow cheek to be seen.
Readers will recognize Codie Young –the scapegoat for last year’s Topshop Photoshop debacle– as the model for Jil Sander.
And while it works editorially –although Mert and Marcus, the photographers behind many of the best campaigns and editorials, can make anything work– I cannot wholeheartedly recommend it for daily wear.
Still, it’s an interesting look. So what do you think? Would you bleach your brows?